NYC, initial musings

WORD SALAD

Large. Diverse. Work in progress. So many details. So much everything. Vibrant. More than I can contain with words. Wow. Speechless. Love.

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OBSERVATIONS

People hang out in the streets. Like pull a chair out and sit on the sidewalk for hours or just stand in a corner or sit on a stoop. Every place outside is a public place.

People are beautiful. They also wear a fair amount of sweat pants. Everybody has an iPhone, in their hand.

Manhatten is twice as expensive to eat and drink in than Brooklyn. Brooklyn feels like Portland but with more brownstones and people of color. I love the diversity here, it’s so refreshing.

Most of the coffee here is from Portland or Seattle. (Starbucks is disgustingly everywhere, ew!)

It feels like there are fewer homeless people here than Portland.

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RANDOM

I’ve walked more this week than I have in a long time. It’s awesome and harder than I thought it would be. My tiny little legs…getting me 7-10 miles in a day.

I’m learning the subway system. So fun and fascinating!

I still feel like I’m on west coast time and I’ve been here for a week!

I have such a feeling of possibility before me.

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. all photos taken with iPhone 6+ . first afternoon here . september 25, 2015 . edited using vscocam . #nessayayvacay .

the portland tram

Back during spring break, Cal, Josh & I went for a ride on the Portland tram. It was the first time for all of us. It was fun, an little excursion. I had also never been to OHSU’s campus on the hill before, it’s really beautiful up there. We were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day in March.

Here are a couple images I made along the way with my Polaroid Spectra and some Impossible Project PZ680 film.

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See you next week!

by car, by boat, by foot

Just over a week ago, my boyfriend Cal & I, my Dad & his girlfriend Diane, and a couple of my Dad’s running friends (Dana, Mary Lou, & Ron) all travelled up to Victoria, B.C. to run some road races. Cal & I ran the 8k road race; Dad, Dana & Ron ran the half-marathon. Mary Lou and Diane were our cheerleaders. The weather was amazing the whole time and we all had so much fun.

I took this whole roll that day starting with the ferry ride. I took many more photos along the way but I thought sharing this one roll, taken over about 8 hours on the first day of our trip was a nice way to tell this story. It has the feeling of an adventure.

It was a lovely 4.5 hour drive to Port Angeles, then an hour and a half ferry ride into Victoria. I fell a bit in love with the look of the water from the Ferry.

We got into Victoria around 3 p.m. We all stayed at the Empress(!) so we got off the ferry and checked right into our hotel.

 

How awesome is my boyfriend for carrying my bag there? He’s pretty awesome.

 

 

The shot below is the view from our room. I love all the ivy growing on the Empress. Such a gorgeous place.

And this next photo was the view from my Dad & Diane’s room. I wanted to go check out this little courtyard but never got a chance too. Next time!

Aren’t these old ships awesome? I would love to take a trip on one.

We took a trip to Spinnakers on one of the little harbor taxi’s, so fun!

Had to have a beer, to try out the local brews… I went for the tasting option. 4 beers instead of 1.

This was the view from our table at Spinnakers. Not too shabby.

We headed out just as the sun was setting. We had a long walk back to our hotel and once the sun was down, it really started to cool off.

It was a perfect first day in Victoria. I hope to share more photos from the trip here soon.

All photos in this post were made with my Olympus OM-2n, 50mm 1.8 lens and a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 film.